This article examines the institutions responsible for addressing the security of cyberspace and international relations in the cyber-domain. It highlights emerging challenges while evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the current institutional framework.
This discusses the general taxonomy of deterrence structures and U.S. efforts to develop organizations to provide capabilities amongst the different aspects of deterrence. It also discusses difficulties in cyberspace that give rise to the organizational challenges and provides recommendation for the U.S. government on how to approach these issues in the future.
This piece discusses how the threats to cybersecurity are currently being approached at the private, national, and international level, then demonstrates the potential for increased international cooperation. It also covers how to fashion effective international initiatives and the difficulties in such negotiations.
Provides an introduction and broad overview of the major organizations, policies, and strategies involved in domestic cybersecurity policy-making and approaches, including: The White House (WH), Congress, The Department of Defense (including CYBERCOM and National Security Agency), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
This document outlines how the United States will work internationally to promote an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable information and communications infrastructure to support international trade and commerce, strengthen international security, and foster free expression and innovation.
This piece provides a retrospective on the tenure of Howard Schmidt (White House's first cybersecurity coordinator). It also provides insight into the cybersecurity coordinator’s role in the administration, as well as challenges inherent to the position.
This is an overview of the DOD’s five strategic initiatives regarding cyberspace: to treat cyberspace as an operational domain; to employ new defense operating concepts; to partner to enable a whole-of-government cybersecurity strategy; to build robust relationships allies and international partners; and to leverage ingenuity through an exceptional cyber workforce.
This document identifies five distinct, but interrelated strategic initiatives to support DoD’s cyberspace operations and its national security mission: Treating cyberspace as an operational domain; employing new defense operating concepts to protect DoD networks and systems; partnering closely with other U.S. Government departments and agencies and the private sector; building robust relationships with U.S. Allies and international partners to enable information sharing; leveraging the Nation’s ingenuity by recruiting and retaining an exceptional cyber workforce and enabling rapid technological innovation.
This testimony describes what is happening at US Cyber Command by providing an overview of the current status of the command and by describing the plan for moving forward in accomplishing the assigned mission.
This document discusses cyberattacks in the context of U.S. military doctrine, the DoD’s organization, rules of engagement, operational planning, human capital, and weapons systems acquisition. It also provides both historical perspective (1999 and on) and hypothetical examples to support its arguments.
The DHS is responsible for responding to domestic cybersecurity incidents and has made cybersecurity one of its five most important mission areas. Most versions of cybersecurity reform envision greatly expanding DHS’s cyber responsibilities.
This document provides a path to create a safer, more resilient cyber environment, and describes two areas for action: protecting critical information infrastructure and building a stronger cyber ecosystem. The goals for protecting critical information infrastructure are reducing exposure to cyber risk, ensuring priority response and recovery, maintaining shared situational awareness, and increasing cyber-resilience. The goals for strengthening the cyber ecosystem are empowering users to operate securely, implementing trustworthy protocols, building collaborative communities, and establishing transparent processes.
This MoU sets forth terms for the sharing of resources between DHS and NSA to support the U.S. Cybersecurity effort, including the co-locating of both NSA and CYBERCOM units within DHS’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.
NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the Department of Commerce and promotes innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology. The NIST Laboratories conduct research in collaboration with industry to advances the nation's technology infrastructure.
One of six divisions in the NIST Information Technology Lab, CSD’s mission is to provide standards and technology to protect information systems against threats to the confidentiality of information, integrity of information and processes, and availability of information and services in order to build trust and confidence in Information Technology (IT) systems.
On 21 February 2012, NIST announced a new partnership to establish the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, a public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies.
The CSRIC’s mission is to provide recommendations to the FCC to ensure, among other things, optimal security and reliability of communications systems, including telecommunications, media, and public safety.
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